National reimbursement news which impacts Massachusetts: Medicare to stop paying for 'medical errors'

Crotty, Mary
January 2008
Massachusetts Nurse Advocate;Jan2008, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p5
The article discusses the decision of the Bush Administration to eliminate a Medicare fund that currently covers medical errors in U.S. hospitals. The Bush Administration announced that Medicare will stop paying hospitals for treating certain medical conditions that could have been prevented, such as falls, mediastinitis and pressure ulcers. This new reimbursement rule is expected to affect the quality of medical care in Massachusetts.


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